Our furry friend’s name, ‘Wellington’, pays tribute to Wellington, Colorado - home of the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As the most endangered species in North America – the black-footed ferret’s rise in population is successfully tied to the center’s efforts to produce over 4,500 ferrets since 1991. Once thought to be extinct, black-footed ferrets were rediscovered in 1981 in Wyoming. A ranch dog brought a dead ferret home to his owners. The ranchers brought the body to a local taxidermist who identified it as a black-footed ferret. The taxidermist called the wildlife authorities, who then surveyed the area and found a small population of ferrets. And thus, the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program was born.
Endangered Animals Initiative
Frontier is dedicated to bringing awareness to the endangered animals within the continental U.S.A. You can learn more about our endangered animal tails here.